Georgetown Student, Too Busy to Drive Self to Work, Seeks Personal Assistant was originally published on City Desk on Oct. 22, 2009, at 11:40 a.m.
Being a college student is very demanding. There is the whole academic thing. Like going to classes, and completing homework assignments. Then, on top of that, you’re expected to feed yourself. And clean yourself, and clean your clothes, and clean your room (or not). It’s all too much, really.
Which is why one Georgetown University student -- an overtaxed sophomore! -- has placed an ad with the campus’ student employment office seeking a personal assistant.
As my PA you will receive an email once a day by 9:00 am with a task list for that day and a time estimate for each task. Important tasks will be bolded on the list and must be done that day (even though everything on the list should theoretically be finished on a daily basis). At the end of the day you will send me an email telling me what tasks are incomplete or that all tasks have been completed.
The pay is listed as $10-$12 an hour, which isn’t bad, really, for the work Mr. Busy Student wants done. Among the tasks listed:
Organize closet – make bed -Drop off / pick up dry cleaning -Drop me off / pick me up from work -Do laundry -Fill up gas tank -bring car for servicing -schedule appointment for haircut -Pay parking tickets -manage electronic accounts -shopping and running errands -other random tasks.
Start date: immediate. Perks: occasional bonuses at employer’s "discretion."
Ideas? Comments? I’m at firstname.lastname@example.org, and on Twitter.